Second Wine Pairing Lunch at La Parrilla, Javea – Weds. 16th May!

Colin : April 29, 2018 11:12 am : Events

Photos (to follow!) of the recent full house wine pairing lunch with Joseparrilla Belles Monferrer of La Parrilla del Celler, Javea Pueblo, earlier this week.

Photos here, soon!

Great fun, food and wine!

The next such event, same venue – different menu and different wines is on Wednesday 16th May, starting at 1pm! The cost is just 30€, for five courses and five wines (generously poured!). Anybody like to join us? Please just message me, or call/whatsapp me on 629388159!

See you there?

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Colin : April 8, 2018 1:18 pm : Events

Tuesday 24th April – Wine Pairing Lunch in Javea!

Several will remember the truly excellent and generous wine tastings with great lunches held at Pepe’s atmospheric and authentic, La Parilla, in Javea Old Town, on the tiny calle opposite the main entrance to the church!

Well, I’m delighted to announce that Pepe and Bodegas Balmoral have invited me to present a tasting with lunch at Pepe’s on Tuesday 24th April, beginning at 1pm.

We are tasting, two Sparklers, very much in the Champagne style (the wine maker is French!) – a white and a rosé: a white wine, and two reds. Bodegas Balmoral makes top quality still and sparkling wines, which I just know you are going to love!

The menu, which will follow this e-mail asap, will be designed around these wines, and as many will know, Pepe really knows his cooking!

It’s 30€ and I can’t wait!

Please Note: La Parilla is small and in order to make sure we are comfortable, numbers will have to be limited – this is why I’m giving you as much advance notice as possible! In fact we have now only 9 places left!

So you can reserve by e-mail to; or please whatsapp or call me on (00 34) 629 388 159.

Thanks for your time!


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Fine Wine & Gourmet Dine Tour!

Colin : March 3, 2018 5:20 pm : Events



I’m delighted the super Fine Wine & Gourmet Dining Short Break Wednesday April 25th – Thursday April 26th in Jumilla, with an overnight stay at the luxurious Boutique Hotel, Casa Boquera, ideally placed between Yecla and Jumilla!

On the way to the hotel we will visit the excellent Bodegas Casa Rojo where we have a tour and Wine Pairing Lunch, where we will taste 6 of their excellent wines, made in different areas of Spain, each paired with a different dish!

At Casa Boquera, after checking into the luxury rooms, we will have dinner, served with their own Gold Medal winning Bodegas Boquera wine!

In the morning, after a buffet breakfast, we will make our way to Bodegas Finca Luzón, where we will tour their wine-making facility, followed by lunch in their cellar, served, with some of their top wines!

A very special two day break – for 285€ per person. For more details call 629 388 159 or e-mail NB only 14 places left!

Please contact me asap!

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Musical Dinner with Paired Wines

Colin : October 8, 2017 11:48 am : Events

Another of our very popular events, bringing together some of the finer things in life!

Saturday 25th November Claire-Marie ( and I will be presenting a wonderful four course dinner at Club Nautico, Restaurante Bela Dama, on the beautiful Moraira Harbour.

Each course will be paired with a fine wine, and we will also be enjoying the wonderful: Flute Favourites, Popular Opera, Classical Music, Songs from the Shows, and contemporary numbers too – all with the pure Soprano voice of Claire-marie!

Further details here soon!


Masterclass – All You Need To Know About Bobal!

Colin : October 8, 2017 11:39 am : Events

Friday 10th November.

This is an invitation only event to be held at Javea Golf Club, 10th November. There will be a 10 minute Power-Point Presentation whilst attendees sip a glass of chilled Blanc de Noir Sparkling Wine made from 100% Bobal; followed by tasting a top Bobal Rosado and two red Bobal wines, in fact the highest marked Bobal wines in the Peñin Guide!

There will then be super tapas served in the convivial atmosphere always prevalent at such occasions!

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5 thoughts on “Events”

  1. Enjoy your articles and advice therein. For my sins I am President of the Phoenix Social Club in Velez Malaga. Mostly Brit retirees (but not ALL!). Interested in Bodega visits or Wine tastings but must be fairly low budget. Do you have a newsletter?
    Best Wishes

  2. Colin, I found your website as a result of being invited to a wine tasting later this month near Denia which I understand you will facilitate. I see that you organise visits to wineries including tours, wine tasting and dining. My partner Janet and I thoroughly enjoy such visits and over the years have included them on our holidays in Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Spain and I took a bicycle tour of wineries in Sonoma Valley, California many years ago. We are definitely not experts! Now that I spend most of my time in Valencia it would be great to visit more Spanish wineries. So far we have visited Torre Oria and Enguera. Do you publish details in your newsletter (to which I have subscribed today) or separately? Joe.

  3. Hi Joe and Janet, I have replied by e-mail. Hope you have received it? I’ll see you at the wine tasting you mention – please make yourselves known to me! looking forward to meeting you! Saludos, Colin

  4. Hi Ken – I hope you have received my reply (sent late, apologies!)? Please confirm receipt and if we can discuss things further, I’d be delighted, of course! Saludos, Colin

  5. Hi there Colin,
    remember me…..Alison? I hear you are having a Wine Tasting in Alfaz Mendoza and Lunch after, may Ann, Ken and I join you?

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